PROBA-V MEP Evolution

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

As we are completing the fifth iteration of our PROBA-V MEP project, a set of major changes and some new features will become available to our users. This blog post will guide you through some of the major changes to the existing PROBA-V MEP applications.

User profile management transition

Thursday, August 13, 2020

We are changing our user profile management (registration and updating) to keep it future proof. Terrascope and PROBA-V MEP will make that transition, while the VITO EO Data Product Distribution Portal will not. The latter is a legacy system that will stay available for access to the SPOT-VEGETATION, PROBA-V, and APEX archives.

End of PROBA-V Operational lifetime

Monday, August 3, 2020

And here we are, after serving the global land surface community for 7 years with high-quality global land surface and vegetation observations, exceeding expectations with 100 m global syntheses, high-quality data, and multiple mission extensions, we’ve come to PROBA-V’s final day as an operational satellite mission. Today we ring the bell for PROBA-V to complete its final operational lap.

Processing cluster upgrade

Monday, January 7, 2019

Processing cluster upgrade

Over the next week, we plan to upgrade the Hadoop processing cluster. The upgrade procedure foresees that you can continue processing during this process. It is however still possible that a job is somehow affected, so you should be aware that you might see things that do not occur during 'normal' operations.

New MEP features in 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

The end of 2017 marks a new project milestone for the PROBA-V MEP, with a bunch of new features that have been added over the past year.

This post will walk you through all of this.


Geo Viewer

In the Geo Viewer, new 300m layers have been made available.

Processing cluster upgraded

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Upgrade succeeded

As part of our continuous efforts to gradually improve the MEP, we carried out an upgrade of our processing cluster over the last 2 days. This was the first major upgrade to one of the core components of the platform, so this is a major milestone for the platform and the team that runs it.

Pixel and polygon support in the Time Series Viewer

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Since March 2017, the Time Series Viewer has allowed you to view time series for individual pixels for PROBA-V 300 m TOC NDVI and Chirps rainfall data. On-the-fly data analytics are applied to show you the exact information you need, not just the pre-computed values for pre-defined regions. The next step? Supporting user-defined polygons from the Web UI.

FOSS4G Demo: Timeseries analysis with Geotrellis

Monday, August 22, 2016

This week we will present the PROBA-V Mission Exploitation Platform @FOSS4G in Bonn. For this occasion, we prepared a notebook showcasing how to use Geotrellis, a cutting edge FOSS tool for Geospatial Raster processing on Hadoop, to analyze large timeseries of remote sensing data. If you are interested, join us on wednesday 24/8 at 12:00 in Bonn!

This is the full notebook, this is a technology preview only, not a scientific publication, and has not been validated:

ESA Proba-V app for Android and iOS

Thursday, March 10, 2016

This mobile application, provided by ESA and partners, serves to promote the ESA Proba-V mission and data by giving users access to vegetation information, as seen from space, and associating this information to pictures taken by the users. Pictures composed through the App can be shared and aggregated through multiple social media channels.

iPython notebooks preview

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

In this post, we'll try to give an overview of how iPython notebooks will be supported by the exploitation platform. As you will see, they provide an interesting environment for quick experiments with a short feedback loop, but also have the power to be true 'digital research papers'.